2013-2014 ADVANCE News

March 24, 2014

“Climate Change…It’s Not What You Think. Assessing and Enhancing Diversity in Academic Environments.” Wednesday April 2, 12:00 Noon, Room 2532 Vet Med. Lisa Greenhill, associate executive director for Institutional Research and Diversity at the Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, will discuss campus climate with respect to diversity at U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine. She’ll also discuss national efforts to develop programming and guidance on best practices for improving and maintaining successful, supportive academic climates. Funded by the ISU Women’s and Diversity grant program. (Vet Med is a secure building, so please contact cmlogue@iastate.edu in advance to place your name on the visitor list for the seminar.)

February 17, 2014

George Washington Carver Life and Legacy Symposium, April 23, 2014
Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is hosting a symposium to honor the life and legacy of George Washington Carver on April 23. The Symposium will be held on the Iowa State University Campus in the Scheman building. Though no official records exist on Dr. Carver's birth date, most historians believe Dr. Carver was born in 1864, making this year the 150th since his birth.

The symposium theme will be focused on developing and nurturing future "George Washington Carver" students through an integrated vision of recruiting and retaining diverse students in the agricultural sciences.

Registration is limited to the first 150 participants.


January 22, 2014

Making the Decision to Apply for Full Professor – When is the timing right?
Brown Bag Roundtable discussion
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014
Gallery Room  -Memorial Union - Noon-1:00

How does one craft a plan for moving forward from associate professor to full professor?  What are common features of successful dossiers?

The decision of when/if to ask for review for promotion to full professor is affected by many considerations.  Come and join faculty from across campus to participate in a discussion lead by recently promoted full professors from a wide variety of disciplines as they discuss their strategies for making the promotion to full professor.

This session will be particularly useful to current associate professors, faculty mentors and department chairs

Bring your lunch – drinks and dessert will be provided.

Sponsored by ISU ADVANCE and the Provost’s office

For more information contact Elisabeth Lonergan, ADVANCE Faculty Fellow, e-mail:  elonerga@iastate.edu 

January 17, 2014

How Women Lead and the Difference It Makes - Melissa Harris-Perry

Tue, 11 Feb 2014, 7:00 PM @ Great Hall, Memorial Union - Melissa Harris-Perry hosts a weekend MSNBC program and is a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she directs the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. The "Melissa Harris-Perry Show," features analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Topics often reflect Perry's academic research interests in the challenges facing contemporary black Americans. Harris-Perry is the author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America as well as Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. She has a PhD in political science from Duke University. Part of the Women and Leadership Series.

January 14, 2014

Dr. Cindy H. Nakatsu, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, will present “What Everyone Should Know About Soil Microbial Communities” on Wednesday, February 5, at 4:10 in 2020 Agronomy Hall. Her visit is sponsored by the ISU Women’s and Diversity program and ADVANCE.

Dr. Cindy Nakatsu is an award-winning professor of agronomy at Purdue University.  Her research expertise is in microbial ecology, and she has current projects on the impact of anthropogenic factors on microbial community structure, source tracking and genetic fingerprinting of E. coli collected from the environment, biochemical and genetic basis of metal resistance and hydrocarbon degradation by bacteria, environmental factors influencing gene transfer, and microbioal ecology of wastewater treatment. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes, and is involved in K-12 outreach through the “Bob the Bacterium” program. Her many achievements have been honored by being named a Purdue University Faculty Research Scholar (2002-07) and receiving the AIST Foreign Researcher Invitation Award, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (1996 and 2001), Sustainable Agriculture Travel Award, OECD (1997) and Dow Elanco's Young Investigator's Award  (1995).

November 7, 2013

Sriram Sundararajan named College of Engineering equity advisor

September 25, 2013

Is Technology Gendered in Africa? A View from Namibia - Heike Winschiers-Theophilus - Monday, September 30, 2013, 6:30 PM, Great Hall, Memorial Union

September 10, 2013

Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson will give insider view of D.C. politics at ISU September 18